United Kingdom

LONDON | Marchers demand better protection for British wildlife

LONDON— The animals can’t protest so people in London did that for them. Hundreds of marchers demanded better protection for British wildlife at the People’s Walk for Wildlife in Hyde Park on Saturday. Many carried pro-nature and pro-animal banners and placards and some wore animal masks. Organizers said the march was to raise awareness about … Continue reading LONDON | Marchers demand better protection for British wildlife

NEW YORK | Amazon launches small business shop

NEW YORK— Amazon wants you to shop small. The online retailer launched a new section of its site Monday called Amazon Storefronts, which only lists products sold by small- and medium-sized businesses in the U.S. The company says smaller companies can get lost among its millions of goods and it wants a way for shoppers … Continue reading NEW YORK | Amazon launches small business shop

LONDON | UK leader: Talk of leadership during Brexit ‘irritating’

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May concedes that she gets “irritated” by the debate over her leadership during the difficult Brexit negotiations. She told the BBC in an interview scheduled to be broadcast Monday that she is concerned for the country’s future, not her own, as talks about Britain’s upcoming exit from the European … Continue reading LONDON | UK leader: Talk of leadership during Brexit ‘irritating’

WASHINGTON | US sanctions on Russia over nerve agent attack take effect

WASHINGTON — U.S. sanctions against Russia over the poisoning of a former spy and his daughter in the United Kingdom go into effect Monday. The Trump administration announced earlier this month its intention to impose the sanctions after the U.S. determined that Russia had illegally used a chemical weapon in the poisoning of Sergei and … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US sanctions on Russia over nerve agent attack take effect

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With UK Foreign Secretary Hunt

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today with UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt.  They discussed a number of global issues, including the ongoing threat posed by Russia’s dangerous and destabilizing activity and Iran’s malign behavior, the defeat ISIS … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With UK Foreign Secretary Hunt

ATLANTA | Caffeine shot: Coke bets “Coke Plus Coffee” boosts soda

ATLANTA— Coca-Cola thinks it may have found a new drink that will give soda sales a shot of caffeine: Coke Plus Coffee. The company introduced the canned and bottled product in Australia last year, and has since rolled it out to Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. It did not say where it would next introduce the … Continue reading ATLANTA | Caffeine shot: Coke bets “Coke Plus Coffee” boosts soda

U.S. Department of State News: Evacuation of the White Helmets From Southwest Syria

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: The United States welcomes the safe evacuation of more than 400 members of the Syrian Civil Defense, otherwise known as the White Helmets, and their families from southwest Syria.  We are glad that these ‎brave volunteers, who have saved thousands of lives, are now … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Evacuation of the White Helmets From Southwest Syria

LONDON | UK faces calls to liberalize Northern Ireland abortion laws

LONDON  — The British government is facing rising calls to liberalize abortion laws in Northern Ireland, where having an abortion remains a criminal offense even as strict prohibitions are being repealed in the Republic of Ireland. More than 170 politicians called Sunday for action to be taken. The group included legislators from political parties in … Continue reading LONDON | UK faces calls to liberalize Northern Ireland abortion laws